The Royal Prince William Wedding Memorable(Koleksi kenang-kenangan perkawinan Pageran William)

 

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The Royal Prince William Wedding ‘s Memorable Collections

Royal Wedding’s Memorabilia!

 
 

Frame One :

Introduction

The Royal Wedding – How are you going to make it memorable?
 
The Royal Wedding – Souvenir ideas with cashbackThe bells are ringing for Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s big day! For such a memorable occasion, souvenirs adorn shop windows and websites. Some costing mere peanuts and other an arm and a leg!Some souvenirs that may make the wedding day more memorable include:
    • A wide variety of souvenir crockery – Tea cups, mugs, plates commemorating the wedding are available in a range of designs and prices. Two notable stores to find this type of souvenir are Debenhams and House of Fraser. With both offering around 3% cashback, you need not have too many pounds pouring from your pocket. Also consider Emma Bridgewater offering 5.25% cashback on all sales
    • Royal Wedding T-shirts, Hats and Flags – The wedding procession down The Mall would not be complete without excited spectators waving flags and wearing t-shirts and hats. The Mall is likely to be crowded, so it is a good idea to get your souvenir flags before the wedding. Littlewoods and Party Delights, have a wide array of flags and other articles which you may find useful on The Mall; all with 6% and 3.5% cashback respectively
    • Coins
  •  For a longer-lasting memento of the occasion, to be passed down to the great grandchildren (and hopefully appreciate in value), souvenir coins are a viable option. Robert Dyas has got a selection of coins, specially commissioned by the Royal Mint; these include Gold and Silver proof coins.Through Pouring Pounds, you get 5.25 % cash back.
  • Books –

  •  And lastly don’t miss the wide selection for books on the Royal Wedding at Waterstones offers with a 3.75% cashback. Our personal favourite is the ‘William & Kate: A Royal Love Story’ that shares exciting details of the courtship and the romance

Don’t miss out on history in the making! Get your Wedding Souvenirs, and save with Pouring Pounds.

 

A DIY Royal Wedding

 

Knitted figures of Prince William and Kate Middleton

You may not have received an invitation to the Royal Wedding but all is not lost.  Apart from watching the spectacular big day unfold on TV, you can now KNIT your own figures of Prince William, Kate Middleton and The Queen.  Brings a whole new slant to the idea of a DIY wedding we must say. 

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding Book

This little gem of a book “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding” shows you exactly how and the publishers say even novice knitters will manage!  Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla are all included and the little details are fabulous – right down to the blue sparkle on Kate Middleton’s engagement ring!  How can you resist!

Knitted figures of Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Archbishop of Canterbury

(We also found a witty souvenir Royal Wedding toy that’s perfect for keeping a young bridesmaid entertained.) 

Frame Two:

Type Of memorable Collections

 1.Ceramic

(1) Cup

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Royal Wedding - William and Catherine Collectibles Mugs by royal_wedding

Elegant royal blue baroque style mug with decorative emblem and vintage gold accents to Commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011. Perfect gift for collectors of historical events memorabilia and unique collectible gifts and souvenirs. Highest quality, full resolution photo(s) © Ben Stansall/Commercial Retail License Getty Images. NOTE: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION — This product will be available only through October 1, 2011.
 

 
 
 
 
 

(2)Tea set

 (3) Plate

 
 
 

ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND TOY

WILLIAM & KATE

HAPPYLAND

TOY SHOP

PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND SETHappyland Royal Wedding Set  Price £25.99 US $42.58

All of the children of the commonwealth are tweeting about this fun Royal Wedding toy called Happyland. The set includes A Royal Wedding Set of mini figures featuring Prince William and Catherine Middleton in their Horse drawn carriage, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Royal Guard, Cavalry Guard on horse and corgi. You can also buy each of the Royal Family members, Palace Guard &  Cavalry Officer on Horse figures and horse & carriage separately.

ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM CARRIAGE TOYHappyland Carriage & Horse Set Price £8.00 US $13.19

Dr IWAN CYBERMUSEUM EXHIBITIONTHE ROYAL PRINCE WILLIAM WEDDING MEMORABLE COLLECTIONS.
 
 
♥ ELC Happyland Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William NEW ♥
♥ ELC Happyland Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William NEW ♥
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HappyLand Royal Wedding Play Set
HappyLand Royal Wedding Play Set
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ELC Happyland Royal Wedding William Kate Set BNIB
ELC Happyland Royal Wedding William Kate Set BNIB
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Royal Wedding Prince William Kate Happyland BNIB
Royal Wedding Prince William Kate Happyland BNIB
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Royal Wedding Prince William Kate Happyland ELC BNIB
Royal Wedding Prince William Kate Happyland ELC BNIB
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ELC HAPPYLAND ROYAL WEDDING SET BRAND NEW IN BOX
ELC HAPPYLAND ROYAL WEDDING SET BRAND NEW IN BOX
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HappyLand Prince William Kate Royal Wedding Set NEW
HappyLand Prince William Kate Royal Wedding Set NEW
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ELC WILLIAM KATE HAPPYLAND ROYAL WEDDING SET BNIB
ELC WILLIAM KATE HAPPYLAND ROYAL WEDDING SET BNIB
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BNIB ELC Happyland William Kate 2011 Royal Wedding
BNIB ELC Happyland William Kate 2011 Royal Wedding
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HAPPYLAND Royal Wedding Set Kate William NEW
HAPPYLAND Royal Wedding Set Kate William NEW
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★ HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM KATE ROYAL WEDDING SET ★
★ HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM KATE ROYAL WEDDING SET ★
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NEW HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM KATE ROYAL WEDDING SET
NEW HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM KATE ROYAL WEDDING SET
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ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE
ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE
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ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND PRINCE PHILIP
ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND PRINCE PHILIP
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ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND CORGI
ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND CORGI
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ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND CARRIAGE AND HORSE
ROYAL WEDDING HAPPYLAND CARRIAGE AND HORSE
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NEW ELC Happyland Royal Wedding Set 2011 Prince William
NEW ELC Happyland Royal Wedding Set 2011 Prince William
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Happyland toy commemorate royal wedding Prince William
Happyland toy commemorate royal wedding Prince William
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2.Stamps

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gibraltar Royal Wedding Stamps

 
To mark the Royal Engagement between HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Gibraltar Post will release two separate miniature sheets with a similar format and design; one for the Royal Engagement with an official photograph of the engagement will be released on 15 January, 2011, and a second sheet for the Royal Wedding with a photograph of the actual wedding will be issued during May 2011.The wedding of Prince William, second in line to the British throne, and Kate Middleton will take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Miniature Sheet On Prince William & Kate Middleton By Isle Of Man Post

 

Prince William is to marry long-term girlfriend Miss Catherine Middleton next year. To mark this prestigious occasion in Royal history, the Isle of Man Post Office is going to issue a miniature sheet featuring two stamps depicting Prince William and imagery of Kate and William together.The wedding is likely to take place in either the spring or summer of 2011 and the couple will live in North Wales where Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, is serving with the Royal Air Force.

The couple’s courtship has been somewhat of a fairytale. They met at St Andrew’s University in Fife in 2001 where they were both started out on the same history of art course. They graduated in 2005, the same year as their relationship became widely known.

 

New Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet from Isle of Man

 
 

The Isle of Man Post Office congratulates Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on their forthcoming royal wedding on April 29, 2011, which will be marked by a public holiday. To celebrate this special occasion, they are issuing a miniature sheet of two stamps, featuring Prince William and his bride to be the 15th April 2011.

 It will be an exciting day for Britain, which is currently in the middle of a recession. Billions of people around the world are expected to watch the ceremony on television and thousands will line the streets of London. Prince William follows in the footsteps of his grandparents by getting married to Catherine at Westminster Abbey. It was there that the Queen married the Duke of Edinburgh and it was the venue for Princess Diana’s funeral.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

The Ancestry of Prince William

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 2.British Coins to Treasure and Cherish

Coin Bazaar is excited about the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine MIddleton. It is sure to be a truly memorable and majestic occasion, followed by nations across the world.To commemorate this very special and historic event we have provided a large selection of Silver Coins, Gold Coins, Gold plated Coins, Platinum Coins and Commemorative Collector sets, together with medallions, for your perusal. Many of the coins have been bundled to provide additional savings.Prices include Free UK Mainland delivery; we also ship parcels worldwide. For security and peace of mind, all deliveries are sent recorded delivery (‘signed for’) with a tracking number; options are available for our global customers.We hope you enjoy browsing through our catalogue and are confident that you will recommend it to friends and colleagues. We have made that easy too. Just go to your chosen product and under ‘Add to Basket’ you’ll find icons for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail etc. for you to share the news.Extending our very best wishes to Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton for their wedding day and future happiness together.

 

Selected Products

Royal Wedding 2011 Commemorative GBP5 Coin  - Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Royal Wedding 2011 Commemorative GBP5 Coin – Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Royal Wedding 2011 - Ascension Island - Prince William & Catherine Middleton Wedding 2nd GBP2 Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 – Ascension Island – Prince William & Catherine Middleton Wedding 2nd GBP2 Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 - Prince William & Catherine Middleton - Coin & Stamp Cover
Royal Wedding 2011 – Prince William & Catherine Middleton – Coin & Stamp Cover
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement  Alderney  Presentation Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Alderney Presentation Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Gold Plated Silver Proof coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Gold Plated Silver Proof coin
Royal Wedding 2011 Commemorative Medallion - Prince William and Catherine
Royal Wedding 2011 Commemorative Medallion – Prince William and Catherine
JOHN LENNON GREAT BRITAIN SERIES GBP5 COIN
JOHN LENNON GREAT BRITAIN SERIES GBP5 COIN
2009  Countdown to London 2012  Olympics GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
2009 ‘ Countdown to London 2012 ‘ Olympics GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Gold Proof GBP5 Engagement Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Gold Proof GBP5 Engagement Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 Coin - Falklands Island
Royal Wedding 2011 Coin – Falklands Island
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Silver Proof GBP5 Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Silver Proof GBP5 Coin
2010 Remember Michael Jackson - 1958 - 2009 Coin
2010 Remember Michael Jackson – 1958 – 2009 Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Gold Plated Silver Proof GBP5 Coin
Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Gold Plated Silver Proof GBP5 Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Silver Piedfort coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Silver Piedfort coin
2011  Countdown to London 2012  Olympics GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
2011 ‘ Countdown to London 2012 ‘ Olympics GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Gold Proof coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Gold Proof coin
Royal Engagement Coin - Isle of Man 2010
Royal Engagement Coin – Isle of Man 2010
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Silver Proof Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Silver Proof Coin
Royal Engagement Coin - British Indian Ocean Territory 2011
Royal Engagement Coin – British Indian Ocean Territory 2011
2009 Countdown to London 2012 GBP5 Olympic Games Coin
2009 ‘Countdown to London 2012’ GBP5 Olympic Games Coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Platinum Piedfort coin
Royal Wedding 2011 UK GBP5 Platinum Piedfort coin
The Churchill GBP5 Coin Pack - London Olympics 2012 logo
The Churchill GBP5 Coin Pack – London Olympics 2012 logo
Royal Wedding 2011 & Engagement UK Gold Proof Two Coin Set
Royal Wedding 2011 & Engagement UK Gold Proof Two Coin Set
Royal Wedding 2011 & Engagement GBP5 Silver Proof 2 Coin Set
Royal Wedding 2011 & Engagement GBP5 Silver Proof 2 Coin Set
 

 

 

Frame Two :

The Vintage Royal British And London City Memorabilia Collections

 

This Amazing Lady: *** Photo Sharing

Filed under: The Royal Family

I had put aside these two images of the Queen Mother.  One was taken with her husband Albert, later King George VI, just after their marriage while living on Piccadilly, and the other was taken with Prince Charles at the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday party.  What an incredible story here.

GREATEST COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY ART TO BE AUCTIONED AT SOTHEBY’S: THE EVILL/FROST COLLECTION

Many of my readers will be in London 9-14 June when the city is crawling with visitors, visiting museums, theaters, concert halls, palaces, and exhibitions.  Have you ever been to an exhibition of important pictures prior to a very important auction?  Well, this event might be for you.  The greatest collection of 20th century art will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London  15 and 16 June–New Bond Street.  I will be in London then, and I probably won’t attend the auction, but I most certainly will see the exhibition.  These are important works of art from my generation and called the Evill/Frost Collection.   Let me give you a sampling of the collection:

Spencer’s BATHING POOL, DOGS 1957

Spencer’s SUNFLOWER AND DOG WORSHIP 1937

Lucien Freud’s BOY ON A SOFA

Graham Sutherland’s THE CRUCIFIXION

Patrick Heron’s TABLE WITH FISHES

Edward Burra’s ZOOT SUIT

This is exciting stuff.  A collection of this quality and magnitude comes rarely.  Even if you are not a great lover of 19th century art, a pre-sale exhibition of the finest of the period would be a great experience.  Wonderful.  Sotheby’s New Bond Street, 19-24 June and sale 15-16 June 2011.

 

 

THE PRINCE OF WALES JOINS YOUTUBE “KING JAMES BIBLE PROJECT”

Filed under: THE PRINCE OF WALES

The Prince of Wales is Patron of the King James Bible Trust.  600 years after the creation of the King James’s version of the Bible, there is a great project taking place on You Tube.  People from various backgrounds will read from the Bible for the Internet.  This project hopes to record the reading of the entire Bible.  Even the idea puts chills up my back it is so splendid.  Don’t we live in an amazing age!  The glory of the English language and the splendid truths that have come to us from Biblical times surround us in a world of modern sound.  I think it is magnificent.  I suppose it must be a modern effort comparable to the calligrapher and illuminator’s hands in medieval times.

The Prince of Wales here reads John Chapter 14, verses 1-14.  I have taken my images off the You Tube, full screen, so they are not as clear as I would like, but I like the idea of images of the Prince in the Chapel Royal reading these beautiful scriptures.

Fabulous times we live in.

EARLS COURT: IDEAL HOME SHOW

Filed under: London Exhibitions

LONDON DRINKER BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL *** CHEERS!

Filed under: FESTIVALS

Queen Victoria’s Small Crown *** 1871

Following the death of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1861, Queen Victoria withdrew from public life and wore her widow’s weeds until she died in 1901.  Under pressure, she came back into public view in 1870.  However, she refused to wear the Imperial State Crown again, partly because it was too heavy and uncomfortable to wear, and partly because it would have been impossible to wear with her mourning veil.

The small crown was designed as a replacement.  Because of its size it could be worn on top of her veil so meeting the ceremonial needs of the British monarchy as well as her own desired style of dress as a widow.  We must remember that the Queen was barely 5 feet tall.

The small crown was first worn at the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster on 9 February, 1871.

The crown was the personal property of the Queen made from a necklace in her collection of jewels.  When she died in 1901, she left the crown to the British Crown.  Queen Alexandra and then Queen Mary both wore the small crown.

However, in 1937 Queen Elizabeth the consort of KingGeorge VI decided not to wear it so the King sent the crown to the Jewel Tower at  the Tower of London on display, yet the crown is the property of the Queen rather than State property.

When you are visiting the Jewels at the Tower of London, pause for a moment to see this crown with such an amazing story behind it.   Really, it is lovely.

THREE GENERATIONS: Prince William *** Very much a Windsor

Filed under: The Royal Family

I found these photos quite amazing.  I thought I would post the images.  Their dreams and hopes lie in Prince William, very much a Windsor.  Wonderful!  The Queen has every reason to be proud.  At last!

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE AND SWAN THEATRE: The Queen unveils commemorative plaque

Filed under: Shakespeare — tmooresr @ 11:45 am

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre at Stratford have been refurbished to the tune of 112 million pounds.  The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh has unveiled a commemorative plaque.  It is open for business to the delight of millions of visitors.  Wonderful.

LONDON QUIZ: How well do you know London?

Filed under: HUMOR

Well, I thought I knew London very well.  But yesterday, I received a gift from my friend Sharon Lewis:  LONDON QUIZ.  I began to take the quizzes and decided that I had better start by going from answers to questions.  Some questions were certainly obscure, but others were very interesting.  I am enjoying failing my tests.  This is a lot of fun.  Get your ANGLOPHILE friends together and have a real laugh.  You will learn a great deal while having a lot of fun.  Nice.

 
PICASSO AT THE TATE MODERN: Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust *** A mere $106.5 Million Dollars? Is that all?!
Filed under: Art and Sculpture

 

DE LASZLO’S PORTRAIT OF THE DUCHESS OF YORK, LATER QUEEN ELIZABETH, LATER THE QUEEN MOTHER

This magnificent portrait of the Duchess of York was painted in 1925 by the great Hungarian society painter living in London Philip Alexius de Laszlo.  It is a greatly loved portrait in the Queen’s private collection.  A small copy of the painting was done by the Duchess’s mother and given to King George VI for his desk.  I saw this charming portrait at The De Laszlo Exhibition at Christie’s a few years ago and then again at the National Portrait Gallery.  I love the picture for a number of reasons, color being one of them.  But the painting for me captures the Duchess’s winsomeness which was such a charming part of her personality.  I thought my readers would like to make their acquaintance or renew their friendship with this very beautiful image of Queen Elizabeth when Duchess of York.  Exquisite.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY WAR MEMORIAL: Paddington Station

 

Last spring when I was taking a train from Paddington Station, I found myself on the wrong train.  Luckily, I had enough time to hop off and reach the train I needed for my venture to the West Country.  When I was checking to be sure I had all my packages with me, I noticed a bronze sculpture which caught my attention.  As I looked at it, I became more interested.  The sculpture was located half-way up Platform #1.  I didn’t have time to check it out before the whistles blew and the train started to pull away, but I knew that when I returned the next afternoon, I would want to find out about a sculpture I had never noticed and was beginning to haunt me.  It was absolutely beautiful.

Well, the sculpture turns out to be the Great Western Railroad War Memorial designed by Charles Sergeant Jagger whose name I knew from the fabulous war memorial in Brussels which I had run into years before.  The sculpture was of a young soldier, dressed in battle gear, wearing a helmet, scarf, and gray coat draped over his shoulders.  He is reading a letter from home.  It is absolutely beautiful and touched me deeply.  I have 13 grandchildren, and I realized that in the future one of them could be in that same circumstance.  All I can wish is that I would be the one who wrote the letter to him and that he would be heroic and safe in his struggles.    When I realized that there was a sealed bronze casket inside the sculpture with the names of 2,524 men and women who had worked on the GWR and were killed in battle during the First World War, my emotions found expression in the peaceful face of the standing young soldier.  Each generation builds upon the efforts of those who go before;  sometimes, I wonder if we don’t get off track.  These are the memorials which remind us  of where we have come.

Memorial by Jagger.

 

A COMPLETE MYSTERY

Filed under: Solve the question

This image of two stones in Hyde Park.  They are a complete mystery to me.  Can anyone help me out?  Now the tail is wagging the dog!

HYDE PARK: Rotten Row

As you come into central London from Heathrow Airport,  some drivers will bring you along the north side of Buckingham Palace and the south side of Hyde Park.   From time to time you will encounter the Household Cavalry exercising the horses or private people riding horses which have been rented from the Hyde Park Stables.  If you ask the driver what this place is called, you will hear him say–perhaps with a bit of a blush– ROTTEN ROW.  That will stop you for a few moments, and you will probably have the same thoughts the rest of us have had when we first heard that name:  horse  ordure, dung, or poop!  Well, not quite so easy.

Rotten Row is a wide path of dirt/sand which was originally built at the time of William III in the 1600′s to connect Kensington Palace to his official residence at St.James’s Palace.  The Row was called ROUTE DE ROI which has come to us as ROTTEN ROW–no doubt with a bit of fun and more than a few grins.  But that is the source of the name–so there you have it!  In Victorian and Edwardian times, fashionable people rode out in carriages and on horseback wearing their finest clothes designed to look beautiful all dressed up in the height of fashion.  Beau Brummell and the other dandies of the Regency Period and Victorian times all paraded about with the sole purpose of being seen on a lovely, soft, warm day.  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert rode out in fashion to greet and smile as did Queen Alexandra and her sister the Czarina of Russia–dressed in their “sweet” colors and dripping with their amazing jewels.  The admiring crowds thought that the Czarina’s jewels were more fabulous, but Queen Alexandra was certainly the more beautiful.

Postcards exist showing how busy Rotten Row really was.  In our era, the Row is mostly empty except for the occasional private rider or for the Queen’s Horse Guards.   It is a beautiful place for a quiet or solitary walk just trying to imagine how it must have been when it was the setting for the great fashion shows of another era.  Really beautiful memories.  But still, it is lovely now and especially fine for photographers and squirrels.  Let me  post a few pictures taken on ROUTE DE ROI so you can see how beautiful it really is.

 Albert Memorial Hall ** The Albert Memorial *** Most memorable image!

 

 

THE QUEEN’S PARTY PLANNER

SUNDAY SERVICES IN LONDON

Filed under: Church Services

We all have our religious preferences at home, and when we are in London we enjoy mingling with the various religious families and congregations who view life as we all do.  In some ways, it is like home away from home.   I have my own Sunday routine which I rarely vary, but I must say I love to go to several services.  I try to arrive at Westminster Abbey at 9:45 am for Matins where I enjoy hearing the choir boys sing.  The organ begins to play, and I get a feeling in my heart that I wouldn’t want to miss each Sunday.  I believe that God is found in many places, even though we all have our special settings that we hold dear and special, but the musical and historical settings in the western civilization are common treasures to all of us.  When Matins have concluded at Westminster Abbey, I rush to my own services where I spend much of the morning until I again rush off to the Brompton Oratorio where the great music pounds in my ears.  Since it is the Sabbath today, I thought it would be appropriate to publish various church services in central London that might be what you are looking for to enrich your visit.  I hope so.

The LDS Church -the Mormons  64-68 Exhibition Road   Services at 9:00 and noon  

THE MAGNIFICENT BROMPTON ORATORIO

Princess Diana 

Chances are that if you are reading this blog, you are not on the guest list of over 2000 for the upcoming British Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on April 29 2011. If you are on the guest list then we expect lots and lots of pictures to be shared.  It’s sure to be the wedding of the decade.  Even if you aren’t watching all the daily news updates on the arrangements, it is still much more pleasant news than almost all of the other stuff.  While it is very important to keep up on current events and have compassion for those around the world in peril, it’s nice to let your mind temporarily escape to this fairy tale wedding.

The press can’t help but point out all the parallels between the two brides to be, Kate and the groom’s mother when she was a bride to be.  There are obvious similarities in all the festivities because the Royal etiquette and tradition call for all of the extravagance. I can’t wait to see all the finishing touches, from the polish on the china to the smallest taffeta ribbon on the bridal bouquet.

I’m sure that at some point, when the stress and press are hounding their every move, they would much rather just fly off to a secluded island somewhere and elope. Actually, before the reign of Queen Victoria in 1837-1901, all royal weddings were secret and usually held at night for only a few intimate guests to attend. It was said that a royal wedding is too sacred for the public to witness.  Brides can be thankful to Queen Victoria because she changed the face of weddings forever. She is the reason brides wear white wedding gowns today.

It is not expected that Kate will choose a dress quite as poufy as the groom’s mother Diana’s was because Kate has her own since of style.  Lady Diana was still in her teens when she wed Prince Charles and had not yet developed her now famous eye for fashion and trend setting taste in garments.  The gown that Princess Diana wore when she married William’s father was loaded with what seemed like miles and miles of taffeta, silk and lace.  That gown was replicated for years because every bride wanted to feel like and look like a princess on her wedding day just like Lady Diana did.

The worlds eager eyes are anxiously awaiting to see everything that Kate chooses for her wedding especially, what fabulous gown that Kate will wear on her wedding day. Although it will be different, I’m sure taffeta ribbon will I must admit, I am a fan of the festivities surrounding the Royal Family.  I remember as a girl staying up to watch the wedding and ceremonial stuff that seemed to go on forever.  I will probably be watching this year too.

the edn @copyright Dr Iwan Suwandy 2011

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2 responses to “The Royal Prince William Wedding Memorable(Koleksi kenang-kenangan perkawinan Pageran William)

  1. What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

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